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Battle of Algiers, The

Nicholas Harrison

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

The Battle of Algiers Introduction The Battle of Algiers (1966) offers a moving account of an early phase in the Algerian war of independence....

Battleship Potemkin, The

Dušan Radunović

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2020-04-22

The Battleship PotemkinIntroductionThe Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potёmkin) is Sergei Eisenstein’s second feature film. Produced in 1925 and pre...

Bazin, André

Dudley Andrew

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

André BazinIntroductionAndré Bazin (b. 1918–d. 1958) may well be the most influential critic ever to have written about cinema. He contributed daily r...

Bergman, Ingmar

Erik Hedling

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Ingmar BergmanIntroductionSwedish director Ingmar Bergman (b. 1918–d. 2007) was probably one of the most prominent filmmakers of the 20th century. He ...

Bertolucci, Bernardo

Torunn Haaland

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Bernardo BertolucciIntroductionBy the time Bernardo Bertolucci (b. 1941–d. 2018) embarked on his first feature, The Grim Reaper (1962), he had shot tw...

Bigelow, Kathryn

Christina Lane

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Kathryn Bigelow Introduction Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director with the 2009 film The Hurt Lock...

Biopics

Tom Brown, Belén Vidal

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

BiopicsIntroduction“Biopic” (sometimes spelled “bio-pic”) is the most common term used to refer to films representing any aspect of the lives of famou...

Birth of a Nation, The

Daniel Bernardi, Michelle J. Martinez

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

The Birth of a Nation Introduction Released fifty years after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, D. W. ...

Blade Runner

Rob Latham, Jeffrey Hicks

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Blade Runner Introduction Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott, was originally released in June of 1982 to mixed reviews and a poor showing a...

Blockbusters

Sheldon Hall

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

BlockbustersIntroductionThe word “blockbuster” originated in World War II as the nickname of a particularly large bomb (1,000 pounds or heavier) of th...

Brakhage, Stan

David Sterritt

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Stan Brakhage Introduction Stan Brakhage (b. 1933–d. 2003) is widely considered to have been the most innovative and prolific avant-garde film...

Brando, Marlon

Krin Gabbard

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

Marlon Brando Introduction Many critics have called Marlon Brando (b. 1924–d. 2004) the greatest American actor of the 20th century. Frank Sina...

Brazilian Cinema

Lisa Shaw

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Brazilian CinemaIntroductionStudies of Brazilian cinema came to the fore in the 1960s and 1970s with the emergence of the avant-garde, politicized Cin...

Breaking Bad

David Pierson

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2020-09-24

Breaking BadIntroductionBreaking Bad is an American television crime dramatic series created and developed by Vince Gilligan. The series aired on AMC ...

Bresson, Robert

Colin Burnett

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Robert BressonIntroductionRobert Bresson (b. 1901–d. 1999) was not only one of France’s most revered art cinema auteurs, but also a publicity artist, ...

British Cinema

Amy Sargeant

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2011-10-28

British Cinema Introduction Before the 1960s, much historical and critical writing on British cinema was generated outside of the academy—for i...

Broadcasting, Australian

Jock Given

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

Australian BroadcastingIntroductionAustralians in major cities were able to listen to radio in the early 1920s soon after similar services began in ot...

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Rhonda V. Wilcox

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2020-03-25

Buffy the Vampire SlayerIntroductionBuffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series (1997–2003). Its first incarnation was as a movie (1992)...

Buñuel, Luis

Elizabeth Scarlett

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Luis BuñuelIntroductionLuis Buñuel’s directorial career began with a slit eyeball and ended with an explosion. In between, he became the foremost surr...

Burnett, Charles

Janet K. Cutler

Subject: Cinema and Media Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Charles Burnett Introduction Acclaimed by critics and scholars but virtually unknown to the general public, Charles Burnett is an independent ...

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